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Alex Smith expected to be placed on active/PUP list after taking physical today

The next step

NFL: Washington Redskins-Training Camp Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Alex Smith's journey to return to the football field took another step today. He will take his physical with the Washington Football Team's doctors after being cleared for football activities by his team of doctors.

Alex Smith broke his tibia and fibula two seasons ago against the Houston Texans and was immediately rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery. His leg got severely infected and he nearly lost it and his life. Smith had 17 surgeries to fix the leg and eliminate the infection. His recovery was featured in the ESPN documentary Project 11.

NFL Network and the Athletic are reporting that Alex Smith is expected to pass his physical and start training camp on the active/PUP list. This will allow him to work on the side with trainers while they assess his leg. He will also be working with the team's two young QBs Dwayne Haskins Jr. And Kyle Allen.